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6 a.m. August 2
Seattle man rebounds from misstep, takes aim at mobile photography market

SEATTLE — After he was fired from the company he started, Marc Barros found therapy in writing.

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More millennials still living at home causing stagnation in economy

By Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

The economy might be recovering, but millennials are still largely living with their parents, one survey says.

Prices starting to trickle upward again

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

Guitar Center is accused of violating federal labor law

By Alejandra Cancino, Chicago Tribune August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

CHICAGO — Guitar Center is being accused of violating federal labor law by "discriminating" against employees at its flagship stores in Chicago, New York and Las Vegas, and failing to bargain in "good faith" with the workers' union, according to a complaint issued last week by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board.

Apps turns smartphones into medical research tools

By BRANDON BAILEY, Associated Press August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, N.Y., had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.

Strictly Business: Raising wages a worthy venture

By Aaron Corvin August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

The problems of stagnant worker pay and rising global wealth inequality often seem insurmountable — too big to get your brain wrapped around them, too thorny and plutocratically entrenched to uproot with good policy prescriptions.

Berko: Fitbit sure to be a flop in the future

By Malcolm Berko August 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Dear Mr. Berko: Fitbit Inc. makes wristbands that track pulse, heart rate and the number of steps you take, and measure the distance you go. Several people who are in the stock business tell me that this stock could run to $80 in a year, and that I should consider buying 1,000 shares. I'd appreciate your opinion.

Grain terminal co-op's 'crown jewel'

By GEORGE PLAVEN, East Oregonian August 1, 2015 6 a.m.

UMATILLA, Ore. — A loaded tractor-trailer pulls up to the Pendleton Grain Growers McNary Elevator on the banks of the Columbia River, hauling nearly 35 tons of freshly harvested wheat.

Workers will have to keep waiting for a pay increase

By Matt O'Brien, The Washington Post August 1, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — One day, American workers will get a raise. Today, though, wasn't that day.

Exxon 2nd-quarter profits slide to $4.2 billion

By James Osborne, The Dallas Morning News August 1, 2015 6 a.m.

DALLAS — Exxon Mobil profits continue to fall, as the global oil industry reels under the lowest crude prices since 2009.

AAA: Gas headed for $2 a gallon this year

By Lynn Doan, Bloomberg News July 31, 2015 4:56 p.m.

The slide in oil prices over the last month will probably bring $2 gasoline back to filling stations across the United States later this year, AAA said Friday.

Amazon allows Prime users to order in a 'Dash'

By Associated Press July 31, 2015 4:04 p.m.

NEW YORK — Amazon wants to make the connected home a little more connected — to your shopping list.

Lumber mill in Tacoma back on the market

By John Gillie, The News Tribune July 31, 2015 3:59 p.m.

Tacoma — Just five months after it completed its purchase of a Simpson Lumber Co. mill on the Tacoma Tideflats, a Canadian forest products company is putting it back on the market.

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press July 31, 2015 12:03 p.m.

It is staff, not diners, who feel the real difference, with wages as much as 60 percent higher than before. One waitress is saving for accounting classes and finding it easier to take weekend vacations, while another server is using the added pay to cover increased rent.

WTO rules against China in specialty steel dispute

By Associated Press July 31, 2015 9:18 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The World Trade Organization says China broke global trade rules by failing to comply with an earlier WTO ruling and continuing to impose duties on specialty steel imports.

Singletary: First comes the hack, then comes the scam

By Michelle Singletary July 31, 2015 6 a.m.

It was never a matter of if, but when.

Register for the upcoming Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Hilton, and catch a glimpse of the growth and development opportunities that lie ahead for this region. This year's keynote features Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments in Camas, who will provide his outlook for the local economy.
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